Spurs opened the post Harry Kane era with a 2-2 entertaining draw away at Brentford. Ange Postecoglou took the dug out for his first competitive game and his side played on the front foot, looking to dominate possession and attack with intent.
James Maddison impressed for Spurs as they had an unrecognizable team that finished last season with no Lloris, Dier, Hoijberg or Kane who are the main part of their side last season.
Spurs’ goals both game from defenders and Richarlison and Son will need to improve for Spurs to have a good season as they must look to both get to double figures or it may be a long season for the north London side.
Big Ange opens up at home to Manchester United as his first game and will look to make an impression here with his side playing good entertaining football.
The one take out of Manchester United’s game on Monday at home to Wolves was how did Wolves not get a penalty in injury time when Onana man handled the Wolves attack without any consequence as VAR and the on field referee missed it.
Manchester United were slow in their build up and Wolves had the better of the chances, but couldn’t find the back of the net. The red devils will need to improve or could be in trouble against a Spurs side looking to make a big impact against a top side.
One shining light for Manchester United was the impact of Jaden Sancho who impressed after coming off the bench in the 2nd half. Rashford was lively without any conviction and defensively Martinez and Varane looked solid and the later was on the score sheet to open his account for the season.
The center of midfield was a concern for Manchester United against Wolves as they were often outplayed in the centre of the pitch and Wolves had success driving forward with the ball on the counter attack.
Ten Hag’s men will have to move the ball quicker against Spurs and they should be looking to Brentford’s attacking play to trouble spurs down the flanks and getting behind the full backs as Spurs looked vulnerable here.
Meetings between these two sides usually end up with Manchester United coming away with three points, but Spurs will do their utmost to ensure it doesn’t happen.
|Draw||27/10 William Hill|
|Manchester United||13/10 Paddy Power|
|Correct Score 2-2||12/1 William Hill|
Although Manchester United opened with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Monday night, it was not a convincing win and although Spurs conceded two, they can be pleased with their opening day draw and look to take positives into this game.
With a Spurs side looking to make a point this weekend, they can come away with another draw so out punters.pub bet of the day is Spurs to draw with Manchester United at 27/10 with William Hill.
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